Provided by Memento
The world is changing and, as a result, wedding traditions, including wedding gifts, are evolving too. As of 2022, the median age for a woman getting married is 28, for a man 30.5 and it continues to climb. Americans are getting married much later and are in a completely different state of life than their parents and grandparents.
Most of you have already replaced your dorm room furniture. And as newlyweds, you no longer desire multiple blenders or want the fancy China plate set. Because what you really need is cash. And you’re not alone. About 80% of couples on popular wedding registry and wedding websites receive money for their big day, that’s roughly 30% more cash gifts from just two years ago. With changing behaviors, rising costs and new perspectives, cash is becoming an increasingly popular choice for wedding gifts and now there are classy and meaningful tools to ask your guests for the gift you really need.
Memento is a 5-star mobile app that personalizes digital cash gifting for special occasions. Essentially, a Venmo or Zelle, but specifically designed to meet the needs of your wedding celebration. Your guests, near or far, can record a meaningful video message along with a secure cash gift that you can easily deposit from the comfort of your own home…or while boarding a flight to your honeymoon. Memento is a classy way to ask your guests for cash gifts so you can afford life’s luxuries – like your perfect wedding, dream home, or exotic vacation.
So why Memento?
You can easily add Memento to an existing wedding registry or website, such as Zola, WeddingWire, The Knot or Minted. Plus it makes tracking thank you notes very simple.
Your guests no longer have to scramble last minute for a check (who keeps checks anymore anyways?) or complete a dry transactional experience online. From the dance floor or afar, your guests can now send you thoughtful video messages or meaningful notes before, during, or after your wedding celebration. In other words, each cash gift is sent with a personal, long-lasting video message from the gift-giver. Often, people stray away from giving just money as a gift because they fear it is too impersonable or not memorable. This video message feature removes that fear, providing the newlyweds what they want and the gift givers some sentimentality.
You no longer have to make multiple trips to the bank with your checks and wedding license, or risk cards being stolen (yes that’s a thing). Now you can easily deposit your cash gifts, using a secure third-party API, to your bank account with a simple click of a button.
More than ever, couples like you, want personal, thoughtful gifts which is why Memento turns cash and Venmo from tacky to an extremely generous and meaningful gift. With the average Memento wedding gift of $220, you can spend the cash but cherish the videos and memories for a lifetime.